At Ripple Foundation we believe that

creativity, education and imagination are key components to success.

Who We Are

We are a not-for-profit organization run entirely by volunteers

At Ripple Foundation we believe that creativity, education and imagination are key components to success. Our dedication to fostering these areas in the lives of youth across Canada has been at the heart of our foundation since its inception in 2015. Our mandate is to fund, develop and facilitate initiatives that raise awareness and promote creativity and education in youth across the country. Our foundation is grounded by these 3 pillars:

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    Creativity

    Creativity

    Fostering creativity matters. As adults we are often conditioned to hinder our creativity and imagination but many of today`s innovations and inventions are a result of an individual daring to imagine, dream and be creative.

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    Education

    Education

    Ripple Foundation aims to support and develop programs that teach youth the benefits of creativity and education in their current and future lives.

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    Youth

    Youth

    Whether creativity results in the creation of a literary masterpiece or the engineering of a new digital product we are devoted to assisting youth in valuing their creative thoughts and enhancing them through education.

What We Do

Supporting literacy in our communities

More than 40% of Canadians aged 16-65 have low literacy skills[1]. It is our belief at Ripple Foundation that developing community literacy programs that target children and youth can have a dramatic effect on their literacy as adults.
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Our Volunteers

Meet some of our dedicated individuals

Run 100% on the efforts of volunteers, we are continuously looking for people who believe in our mission and want to give back to their communities by volunteering their skills and knowledge for our cause. If you are passionate about creativity, education and youth and are able to contribute between 1-6 hours per week of volunteer time, get in touch with us.

Ivy Wong

Ivy Wong

Founder

"Using my knowledge and skills to create and give back to a cause I believe in gives me an inner satisfaction that words cannot fully describe."

Irene Mukasa

Irene Mukasa

Director of Programs

"I volunteer for Ripple Foundation because I love that it is an organization that supports and encourages youth to push their own limits when it comes to their creativity."

Angela De Palma

Angela De Palma

Director of Education

"Stories are a personal and powerful means of expression. Children and youth who create stories are empowered to have a voice and to have it received and validated by an audience, resulting in a mutual means of inspiration."

Ziad Ahmed

"Encouraging children to use their imagination and write stories was a huge factor in making the decision to volunteer with Ripple Foundation. At the same time, I'm developing my skills, learning more about myself and the community around me."

Yeni Adeyemo

Yeni Adeyemo

Blog Writer

"I love stories, whether reading or writing them, and I love the opportunity that Ripple Foundation gives me to encourage our youth to find that love too!"

Diana Ghergulov

Diana Ghergulov

Social Media Ambassador

"I volunteer at Ripple Foundation because I strongly believe in the values promoted by the foundation. I have always been a strong believer that learning helps each of us in every aspect of our life."

Laurie Fisher

Laurie Fisher

School Ambassador

"I love being a Kids Write 4 Kids School Ambassador. As an experienced writer and literacy specialist who is passionate about enhancing literacy for all people, I will continue to engage in community outreach for KW4K and encourage youth to write poetry and creative stories."

Katrina Warenycia

Katrina Warenycia

Blog Writer

"Books and reading have always been an important part of my life and I believe literacy can change lives. I am excited to share this passion with others through my volunteering with the Ripple Foundation."

Bindu Goel

"I find it incredibly satisfying to be volunteering for a cause that I believe in. It gives me great pleasure to be doing something that is selfless."

Raymond Armstrong

Raymond Armstrong

Insight & Strategy

"I am volunteering with the Ripple Foundation because I wanted to do my part in unearthing the next generation of Canadian storytellers."

Natalia Toussaint

Natalia Toussaint

Community Relations Associate

"I began volunteering with KW4K as part of a school assignment. I decided to stay on as I believe the creative and supportive outlet KW4K provides is important for young, innovative minds."

Laura Stradiotto

Laura Stradiotto

Blog & Video Art Director

"Writing and creativity is an essential part to every childhood. It teaches us at very young age, that our imagination is the most powerful tool."

Candice Zhang

Candice Zhang

Social Media Ambassador

"Volunteering is great, since you get to meet new people. Just remember that you have so many ways to get involved in your community, so step forward and take the action. Change the world. Turn impossible to reality!"

Alice Cehic

"I volunteer because I love everything Ripple and KW4K support. I am proud to be a part of a group of people who share the same goal, and wish if I had Ripple growing up, to inspire me to write and read."

Christina Carew

Christina Carew

PR Consultant

"I love meeting new people and supporting great causes. Ripple provides me with both these opportunities. I love having working with enthusiastic volunteers whose ideas are very inspirational and who see limitless possibilities."

Vanna Nguyen

Vanna Nguyen

Instagram Manager

"Teaching children to read and write is essential for their success. By volunteering with Kids Write 4 Kids, I have the opportunity to be creative and to use my skills to promote a cause that I believe in."

Karrar Raza

Karrar Raza

Proposal Writer

"Ripple Foundation allows me to support my community in the longer-term perspective, by promoting literary skills in youth and to help develop the habit of reading - something we can all benefit from. For a book fan like myself, its a win-win situation!"

Lily Gutman

Lily Gutman

Program Partnership

"When my son's face lights up as we read a book together, I'm reminded of the joy and excitement a story can bring. I hope to encourage that light in other children with the Ripple Foundation, helping to inspire a love of reading and writing in youth."

Agnes Lau

Agnes Lau

Grant Writer

"I believe that promoting literacy and education in youth is extremely important since it helps ensure that as many doors are open as possible for them in the future. I am happy to help the Ripple Foundation to attain these goals while working with a great group of people."

Jumana Nuri

Jumana Nuri

Project Co-ordinator

"Empowering children to make the most of their creativity, opens up possibilities that will enrich them for the rest of their lives. I cherish being part of the process that lets kids blossom into who they were meant to be."

Kanna Ody Anigbogu

Kanna Ody Anigbogu

Creative Writer

"I was encouraged to write, and to be creative. This is the perfect opportunity to give back! I'm so glad I found Ripple."

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